Adidas drew inspiration from the digital watches of the 20th century and embedded the Archive_MR2 with 21st century innovations. This is a wristwatch that delivers nostalgic memories, while keeping you in-tune with contemporary style.
The Archive_MR2 is large. Its octagonal case comes with a width of 41 mm. It is still not as large as luxury Swiss watches, though. What the large design translates to is a digital display that is a lot easier to read. People with visual difficulties will not have any issues telling the time.
Adidas sculpted the watch case from solid stainless steel. It gives the timepiece the kind of strength that Adidas products are known for. The crystal is not sapphire. It is made of hardened mineral. It is tough enough to withstand vibrations and shocks without affecting its timekeeping module. The caseback and the glass edges come with waterproof sealing. It can withstand pressures of up to 10 ATM or depths of 328 feet. It is not a dive watch, that’s for sure.
The Archive_MR2 features a custom watch movement that Adidas designed itself. It keeps track of time like any other chronograph watch. It also comes with a built-in calendar and a stopwatch function. The dual-time function of the Archive_MR2 is a lot better than the subdial design in most contemporary wristwatches. There is no need to toggle a switch to know the time in a different location.
Adidas also ditched the traditional nylon-like strap or leather bracelet. Instead, it used a 3-link bracelet made of solid stainless steel. This gives the Archive_MR2 a more solid personality than your typical timepiece.
The Adidas Archive_MR2 is a no-nonsense wristwatch. It is perfect for those who only need to stay abreast of their time and nothing else. This is a wristwatch you’ll want to wear every day.